Friday, July 10, 2009

TIME: Why Are Southerners So Fat?

This Time Magazine article is quite on point with the obesity of the Dirty South. However, I do not blame it on regional food choices. I agree with the article that it is a lack of physical activity that lends Southerners to being fatter than in other parts of the country. I grew up down South, currently live out West, and there is definitely a difference between the physical activity in each place. I never saw that many people jogging or doing much physical activity down South, but in California, there always seem to be people exercising, whether it is running, biking, hiking or skating.

It is probably due to the weather, because who wants to exercise in hot and humid weather?

Why Are Southerners So Fat?

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